Proc. IAU volume 13, issue S336, P285-286 2017 DOI: 10.1017/s174392131701016x View full text
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Daria Dall’Olio, W. H. T. Vlemmings, G. Surcis, H. Beuther, B. Lankhaar, M. V. Persson, A. M. S. Richards, E. Varenius

Abstract: AbstractTheoretical simulations have shown that magnetic fields play an important role in massive star formation: they can suppress fragmentation in the star forming cloud, enhance accretion via disc and regulate outflows and jets. However, models require specific magnetic configurations and need more observational constraints to properly test the impact of magnetic fields. We investigate the magnetic field structure of the massive protostar IRAS18089-1732, analysing 6.7 GHz CH3OH maser MERLIN observations. IR…

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